PLN #25 – Urban Migration: Strengthening Cooperation with Civil Society
Urban Migration: Strengthening Cooperation with Civil Society

Organizing partners

City of Sfax
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Mediterranean City to City Migration (MC2CM)
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Hosting city

Sfax, Tunisia

Good practices

  • The role of civil society in the urban governance of migration in terms of advocacy, access to basic services, social inclusion, and local knowledge. 
  • Mechanisms for articulation: Coordination and info sharing, policy development, implementation and joint service provision.
  • Challenges and solutions from peer cities: 
    • Sfax, Tunisia: Cooperating with CSO networks to fill local and national gaps 
    • Malaga, Spain: Sharing leadership with migrants association to foster active citizenship
    • Brital, Lebanon: Coordination of arrival and reception services
    • Douala, Cameroon: CSO’s contribution to housing policy evalutation and development
    • Meknes, Morocco: Empowering foreign students as local and international ambassadors